antispin parachute

A parachute meant to assist an aircraft to recover from spin. It is not a standard feature on most aircraft; it is more often used in flight testing. It may be attached to the tail or the wing tips and is deployed to slow the rate of rotation during a spin and thus assist in recovery.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • spin chute — An antispin parachute. It is normally used during developmental flight testing and not as a standard fit on most aircraft. It helps to recover an aircraft from a spin. A spin chute may be fitted in the tail or on or near the wing tips. See… …   Aviation dictionary

  • trail length — The length of cable connecting an aircraft to a tail parachute, an antispin parachute, or other drag devices …   Aviation dictionary

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